Editors note: As of 9/18/18 the properties listed in this story were, thankfully, not affected by Hurricane Florence and are in full operation. 

Sure, you’ve heard of glamping and maybe you’ve taken a natural shine to the skip-gen travel trend, but some resorts are taking it one step further. Gramping—relaxing, adventurous trips designed for grandparents traveling with their grandkids, offering the right amount of chill and thrill for an all-ages crowd. Read on for a few example packages you can book now, many of which are good for travel through the end of 2018 (ahem…experience gift anyone?).

photo: Sunriver Resort 

Sunriver Resort, A Destination Hotel (Sunriver, OR)

Grandparents can book a stay with the grandkids and receive a $100 resort credit for each day of their stay—credit that an be used for all kinds of fun including biking, boating, horseback riding, dining or even one of the package add ons:

  • Stargazing at the Oregon Observatory
  • Canoe or cave adventure with Wanderlust Tours
  • Indoor Camping Kit with teepee tent and sleeping bag
  • Sleepytime Kit with milk and cookies and storybooks

Sunriver Resort
17600 Center Drive
Sunriver, OR 97707
(800) 801-8765
Click here to learn more about the resort, call and mention the gramping package to book.

Good through Dec. 31, 2018

photo: tortugadatacorp via Pixabay

Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel (Isle of Palms, SC)

Through the end of 2018 (12/31/18) guests can embark on a multigenerational “gramping” getaway and leave the parents (that means you, mom and dad) behind! Grandparents are invited to treasure quality time with their grandchildren and make lasting memories while enjoying all that Charleston’s Island Resort has to offer. Use promo code GRAN18.

Package Includes:

  • Barrier Island Eco Tour for two adults and two children
  • SC Aquarium Tickets for two adults and two children
  • Daily breakfast for four at Coastal Provisions Restaurant (2 adults/2 kids)

Discount: 10% Off Boardwalk Inn Accommodations.


photo: High Hampton Resort 

High Hampton Resort (Cashiers, North Carolina)

This beautiful resort is offering a unique fall mountain experience for families of all shapes and sizes. Their “Choose Your Own Autumn Experience with Your Grandchild (Buy Three Nights, Get One Free + Resort Credit) Package” allows skip-gen travelers to experience 1400 acres with llamas, guided nature walks, falconry, spa treatments, golf and more, all nestled in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains.

1525 Highway 107 South
Cashiers, NC 28717

Click here to book.

Good through Nov. 18 (some blackout dates apply).

Photo: Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island

Holiday Inn Resort, Jekyll Island (Jekyll Island, GA) 

This sweet resort is offering “Reel in the Good Times with Grandparents: A Jekyll Island Kid’s Fishing Trip” as a way of attracting multi-generations to their beautiful grounds. Book one the popular Kids Suite, which includes partitioned bunk beds for the grandkids. Head to for a 2-hour fishing trip for four and spend the rest of the time exploring the private beachfront grounds, bike rentals, and more.

Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island
701 N Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Book online now.

Good through Dec. 31, 2018

Lansdowne Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel (Leesburg, VA)

Use promocode GRANDPARENTS for a Virginia family vacation package that includes your pick of guests kid-friendly in-room movies, s’mores on the terrace fire pit, breakfast buffet and more.

Landsdowne Resort & SPa
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176

Click here for more info.

Good through Dec. 31, 2018

We’ll be adding more deals as we learn about them, so bookmark this story for future travel-gift ideas! 

—Amber Guetebier


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